• Sophie Perissinotto

An indisputable ranking of every song on Glee : part 1

When I first pitched this article idea to the Cheek Media CEO (who is also my sister), her response was: “see you in two weeks”. This was on the 24th of November 2020. We are now at the end of the first week of 2021 and I have made the executive decision that having to submit myself to watching so much of Matthew Morrison’s face deserves more than just one article. This will now be presented as a six part saga.

For anyone who wasn’t on tumblr/had friends in 2009 to 2011 - Glee was a cultural reset. At the time, it was quite progressive and theatre kids finally felt seen. The show was quite successful from the get-go and only grew over the first three seasons. Glee was still a thing that existed until 2015, but most of us stopped caring by then.

Songs will be ranked by the following fields:

  • Bop scale (1 being aggressively un-bop and 10 being Mr Brightside level bop)

  • Emotion scale (expressed through being emotional or having a good time)

  • Yikes scale (subtracts points)

  • Drama scale (Can be add or subtract points)

  • Is it the best song of the episode? (adds 1 point)

  • Belt scale (on a scale from 1 to 3)